One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady


January 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Happy New Year! I did indeed spend much of the last weekend at the loom, including a goodly 4 hours on Saturday. I have 6″ more to weave before I can call this scarf done. I don’t have any good photos of the scarf now, but I did take this one right after I had finished sampling, inserted cards to act as a spacer (and give fringe later) and started the real thing.

Over and Under

Over and Under

I likes it! ¬†I’m weaving a 2×2 twill pattern.

Someone else likes the loom too:

Weaving Helper

Weaving Helper

I have a supervisor helper. ¬†This would be the downside of a table loom with a narrow weaving on it. ¬†She sneaks between the warp and the edge and lays down. ¬† She took an hour nap shortly after this picture was taken. ¬†I was busy doing something else so it wasn’t a big deal. ¬†Weird cat.

Just so you don’t think it is all weaving-all the time around Chez CFL, I finished the hat for my father (picture tomorrow). ¬†Saturday night I started Mr. Greenjeans in the Lavold Classic AL while I watched a movie on demand. ¬†By the time Brokeback Mountain ended, I had finished 4 repeats of the 6 rows. ¬†I checked my gauge again (and yes I did my standard quicky swatch which had measured out to the correct stitch count), and I was off. ¬†Instead of 4.5 I was getting 5. ¬†Not a huge problem if I had chosen the larger size of the sweater to knit. ¬†Instead I picked the smaller one. ¬†My measurement is 36. ¬†So I figured I’d go for the 36.5 as the sweater doesn’t close at the bust, but below it. ¬†Not to mention that I started a diet and exercise for the New Year so the girls might go the rest of the way back to pre-babyhood. ¬†And yes, I figured the 40″ would be huge. ¬†I could have moved up a needle size, but I liked the feel of the fabric at the 5/”. ¬†So I ripped it. ¬†No biggie, only a movie’s worth of knitting. ¬†Better now than much later on when the freakin thing wouldn’t come close to closing 😉

In my continuing quest to knit everything in A Fine Fleece, I went flipping through the book Sunday morning. I found the project I liked that had the right gauge (5/”) and that I had sufficient yardage for. — Rhinebeck(a Ravelry link). ¬†I initially bought the yarn to do Celtic Dreams again, but would rather a cardi. ¬†I cast on this morning on the train.




The yarn is the Russet colorway. ¬†Go figure. ¬†I need another red-orange cardigan right? 🙂 ¬†Has a good chance of getting finished that way!

Craft on!

Tags: Rhinebeck · Weaving

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eva // Jan 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Oh, pity you ripped… I think if you read the comments on Mr Greenjeans you’ll see that a lot of the people say the sweater comes out larger than what they actually planned for, even if they get gauge!!!!

    Love the woven shawl 🙂 I need to get my act together and get my Knitter’s Loom fixed up so that I can give this weaving a try too 🙂

  • 2 Jessica // Jan 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Just make sure you check that loom before you start weaving again or it’s going to be a very fuzzy scarf! 😉

  • 3 Marcia // Jan 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I’m very tempted to do either Rhinebeck or Kearsarge. Or Corderoy. Or Portland…..heh! Instead, I’m going to do a design of hers from Wild Fibers, Port Clyde.

  • 4 Tina M. // Jan 5, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I wish I’d done what you did… I made the size I thought should fit, even measured my bust and everything and it came out much smaller than I thought it would. Good luck with it!